Editorial leaders, including art directors and photography editors, employed by qualified publications are eligible to join ASME. Qualified publications include print magazines and editorial websites headquartered or distributed in the United States. Editors of publications intended primarily for and distributed solely to employees are not qualified for membership.

There are four categories of ASME membership: Chief Editor; Senior Editor; Associate Member, including retired editors; and ASME NEXT. Senior Editor members are entitled to all the privileges of ASME membership except that they are not eligible for ASME-member discounts on entry fees for the National Magazine Awards. Associate and ASME NEXT members are nonvoting members of ASME. Applications for membership are subject to the approval of the ASME Board of Directors.

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CHIEF EDITOR Members are editorial directors of publishing companies or divisions or chief editors of print magazines, magazine websites and digital-only publications. Members who pay dues as chief editors are eligible for ASME-member discounts on entry fees for the National Magazine Awards and the ASME Best Cover Contest. Annual dues are $795. Join today

SENIOR EDITOR Members are senior-level editors, art directors and photography editors of qualified publications. Chief editors are eligible to join as Senior Editor Members but as such are not eligible for ASME-member discounts on entry fees for the National Magazine Awards. Annual dues are $395. Join today

ASSOCIATE Members are former chief editors and senior-level editors, art directors and photography editors who wish to continue their support of ASME programs, including the National Magazine Awards, and receive the ASME Membership Directory and other ASME publications. Editorial and visual consultants, freelance journalists and journalism educators are also eligible to join as Associate Members. Annual dues for Associate Members are $95; annual dues for retired editors are $45. Join today

ASME NEXT is the leading organization for early-career print and digital journalists. Members are freelancers and editorial staffers with no more than seven years of industry experience with titles including editorial assistant, assistant editor, associate editor, digital editor, social media editor, video producer and corresponding titles in design and photography departments. Candidates for membership must be employed by or associated with a magazine or website edited by an ASME member. ASME NEXT sponsors educational training programs specifically for early-career journalists, including the ASME NEXT Talks series with leading magazine journalists. Membership includes an exclusive opportunity to be matched with a senior-journalist mentor. Membership dues are $95 per year or $9 per month. Information about member benefits, including a schedule of events, can be found here. Join today.

For more information about ASME membership, please call (212) 872-3737 or email [email protected].